Six Israeli Air Force F-16 tactical fighter jets entered Syrian airspace at 9:33 p.m. local time (6:33 p.m. GMT) on October 8 and fired 12 guided missiles at the T-4 air base. , also known as the Tiyas Military Air Base. – in the province of Homs, ”Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy director of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, told reporters on Saturday.
He said the Russian-made Pantsir surface-to-air missile systems, which are in service with the Syrian armed forces, could destroy 8 of the 12 missiles at the time.
The official Syrian news agency, citing a military source, reported that Israeli planes fired several missiles from the direction of al-Tanf, an American outpost on the border between Syria, Jordan and Iraq. , to the T-4 military airport.
The source pointed out that Syrian air defenses had shot down most of the missiles, adding that the latest aggression by the occupying Israeli regime also injured six soldiers and resulted in “some material losses.”
Syria has been plagued by foreign-backed activism since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are helping the Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.
Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, particularly those of the Hezbollah resistance movement which has played a key role in helping the Syrian military in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.
The Tel Aviv regime is generally silent about its attacks on Syrian territories, which many see as a knee-jerk reaction to the growing success of the Syrian government in the fight against terrorism.
Israel is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since foreign-backed militancy erupted in Syria nine years ago.